ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette Review + 3 Looks

Hello everyone! The monochromatic palette that I’ve been waiting for from ColourPop has finally launched, the Uh-Huh Honey Palette. If honey is in the name then you can probably guess that the colour story will be… yellow! Yay! I’ve been all about yellow eyeshadow this summer. I’ve been wearing my Sydney Grace Cosmetics Lemon Cream shadow constantly and I’m so excited that I have nine new yellow eyeshadows to play with.

But you’re probably wondering if the palette is any good right? Keep reading to find out!

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Uh Huh Honey Palette Review Swatches + 3 Looks

ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette Review

The ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey eyeshadow palette contains nine yellow themed eyeshadows. Five are matte, three are metallic and one is a pressed glitter formula.

ColourPop didn’t increase the price of this palette to account for the pressed glitter. It still retails for $12USD which surprised me because they bumped the price of the Sweet Talk & California love palettes to account for the glitter shades.

ColourPop Haul | Uh Huh Honey


The Uh-Huh Honey palette is plastic. The shadows inside are magnetic and can be rearranged if you wish, but the shade names are printed under each pan so I don’t know why you would change it.

The palette contains a mirror which is awesome for travel, or getting ready if your makeup isn’t stored near a vanity.

ColourPop Uh Huh Honey Review

Color Story

Obviously the Uh-Huh Honey Color Story is sunshine & daisies rolled into an eyeshadow palette. I can’t get over it.

The shade selection is very, well, yellow. Obviously! My problem with these monochromatic palettes is that they do contain a lot of similar shades. I can hardly detect a difference between Stinger & Totally Buggin as well as Sweet Spot & Oh Behave on my eyes. Even so I do love yellow shadows and for $12 I won’t complain too much.

Uh-Huh Honey has a yellow inner corner highlight shade, Sunburst which I honestly think is worth the cost of the entire palette itself. It’s bright and ethereal with a touch of yellow. What the palette really lacks is a deeper shade to add depth to your looks. We probably all have darker brown shadows that will work with yellow but I find it annoying to reach for other shadows when I use a palette.

Just My Luck & Uh Huh Honey Yellow Eyeshadow Palette

Pigmentation, fallout & blend

These shades are super pigmented! I love a good pigmented yellow and it’s nice that I don’t need to spend a ton of time building up the mattes or metallics.

The shimmers do have fallout but no more than other eyeshadow palettes. Oh Beehave is the only shade that had a ton of kick-up in the pan.

I noticed that these metallics don’t quite glide across my eyes as well as the shimmers in my older ColourPop palettes. The formula in the Give It To Me Straight and Double Entendre palettes have a lot more glide to them if that makes sense. I feel like I need to spend more time packing on the shimmer & metallic shades in these newer palettes.

Uh Huh Honey Yellow Palette

Buzz Kill isn’t very deep

The blend is where things get dicey. They say that purples are tricky but I find yellows are often even harder to blend. The matte shades go on better for me with a patting motion as opposed to a windshield wiper motion and I end up with skipping on the lid if I use motions that cover too much area.

They’re good shadows, they just take time to work with.

The Pressed Glitter Shade

I’m addressing the pressed glitter shade Palooza separately because personally I find it to be a hot mess. I’m discovering that I’m not the biggest fan of glitter, especially these chunky glitter shades ColourPop is now including in their palettes.

I need a glitter glue to make the glitter adhere to my eyes properly, and even when it does it gives my eye so much texture. It also gets all over my face when I use it and no matter how well I wash it I still find bits of yellow glitter in my cats’ fur.

ColourPop Uh Huh Honey & Just My Luck palettes

Wear time

I used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for my first wear test and I wasn’t surprised at all to find that the shadows creased and wore off within a few hours. I always have this issue no matter what shadows or concealer I’m using.

With a primer the wear time was much better. I got through most of the day before I noticed any fading of the shadows using the Too Faced shadow insurance Primer as well as the Morphe Eyelid Primer.

ColorPop Uh Huh Honey Palette Swatches

ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette Swatches

Stinger: matte muted yellow
Sunburst: metallic lemon with blue shimmer
Sweet Spot: matte bright bumblebee yellow

Dandy: metallic canary yellow
Palooza: bright yellow pressed glitter
Queen B: metallic bronze-gold

Totally Buggin’: matte Butterscotch-yellow
Oh Beehave: matte honeyed yellow
Buzz Kill: matte light brown


ColourPop Uh Huh Honey Look

Makeup Looks

I’m not planning on purchasing any more monochromatic palettes from ColourPop in the foreseeable future.  I find that I can’t create all that many looks with these one colour 9 pan palettes with the exception of the Brown Sugar Palette.

All the looks I’ve seen with the Uh-Huh Honey, Blue Moon and Orange You Glad palettes have been almost exactly the same, and I struggled to create three different looks with these shades.

Uh Huh Honey Matte Shadow Look

I’m holding Quantum in my arms, you can’t see him but he was purring!

Look #1

My first Uh-Huh Honey Palette look is really simple. It consists of two transition shades and a yellow matte, Oh Beehave, all over the lid. I tried to deepen the outer corners of my eyes with Buzz Kill but it’s really not dark enough to function in that way.

Yellow Glitter & Coral lipstick

Look #2

Here’s a glitter halo eye. Once again I tried to use the darkest shade to deepen the inner & outer corners of my eye… it didn’t work so well. I like the way it turned out but I would never wear this look out of the house because the glitter got all over my face in the application process. I had to wash my face for five minutes straight to get it all off…

Simple Yellow Shimmer Eyeshadow Look

Look #3

This look is actually my favourite out of my three Uh-Huh Honey looks. It consists of Sweet Spot in the crease, Buzz Kill in the outer Corner and Sunburst all over the lid. I didn’t even wear eyeliner here, I liked how simple the look was with just lashes and mascara.

Sunburst really adds dimension to the eyes.


  • Three different finishes
  • Great pigmentation
  • Contains a highlight shade



  • Palooza Glitter is chunky
  • Shadows take some work to blend
  • The darkest shade is too light to add depth
  • Many shades look similar on the eyes

Did you pick up the ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey Palette?

I’m not upset that I picked up the ColourPop Uh-Huh Honey palette but I wish the glitter shade wasn’t so chunky. I also would have liked to see a little more variety in the shades since they look so similar on my eyes. I’m taking a break from shadow palette reviews for the time being but you can expect to see a review of the new Sol Body Shimmering Dry Oil soon! Thanks for reading x

3 Looks + Review Uh Huh Honey Palette




  1. August 19, 2019 / 7:52 pm

    I think this may be one of the first all yellow palettes I have seen . Very cool concept . I don’t wear yellows often but something like this looks unique .

    • August 23, 2019 / 7:09 pm

      Yeah it’s definitely cool to see all yellows in a palette! It’s so nice for summer πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› Thanks for reading!

  2. August 4, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    Oh my gosh, I hadn’t heard of this palette, but I love yellow and gold shades of eyeshadow! It sounds disappointing that you had some trouble with the Palooza shade because that looks like the prettiest one. Although, I’ve also had trouble with applying those glittery shades in the past, so it’s not that surprising.

    • August 6, 2019 / 9:04 pm

      I can’t even keep up with Colourpop’s releases πŸ˜… But this one is super pretty! I wish palooze wasn’t so chunky, I think a high shimmer pressed shadow would have been easier to work with than a glitter. Oh well! Thanks for reading 😊

  3. Geraldine
    August 4, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Wow this palette really looks gorgeous but a little disappointing once I realized how similar some of the shades were to one another, like you pointed out! Regardless, the looks you created with them are so pretty, but again just disappointing how you couldn’t fully take everything off haha. Even your cat now wears eyeshadow! πŸ™‚

    Geraldine |

    • August 6, 2019 / 8:58 pm

      I don’t regret getting it though! I think it’s just a problem with monochromatic palettes. You don’t really get shades that are all that different from each other. It would have been cool of they had included a duochrome or something different to change it up. Lol yes I don’t think they were a fan of glitter in their fur! 😹

  4. August 2, 2019 / 4:33 am

    Looks amazing! So different yet pretty wearable.

    • August 4, 2019 / 12:59 am

      Thank you! Yellow is surprisingly wearable for everyday, it’s just a fun little pop of color πŸ™‚

  5. betterdayweb
    July 30, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    These colours are super cute, and so is The packaging!
    I feel a little sad though, that yellow for me is a bit hard to work with and overall does not fit with that many looks for meπŸ™ˆ Beside that; The palette looks beautiful and you defenitely made The colours work well😍

  6. July 30, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    So pretty! Sucks that you’re only able to use one kind of technique to apply the shades, since not everyone is used to using patting motions.
    Idk if I’ve told you before, but Essence has an eyeshadow base thats kind of concealer like but isnt too thick, I’ve been using that for many different palettes and it’s been working fine for me, even when I used the Sweet Talk palette on the eyes. I’m discovering with Sweet Talk that even though they are said to “adhere” they dont actually work that way as well without a glitter primer so its crucial to use one to avoid a lot of fallout.
    I can see what you mean about the shades looking the same on the eyes based on the looks you created. The third look is probably my favorite one!
    Its tricky using monochromatic palettes, I hear you, but even so, this palette is just gorgeous!!

    • August 4, 2019 / 12:57 am

      Yes you mentioned that eyeshadow base! I haven’t been to the drugstore lately but I’ve been meaning to look for it. I save so much money on makeup now that there isn’t a store that sells makeup in walking distance haha
      I definitely have been using a glitter primer for these shades! I will try out your tips for applying the glitter, it would be nice if I could make Palooza work better. I have no regrets from buying this palette! It’s only $12 after all πŸ™‚

      • August 6, 2019 / 9:48 pm

        if you can’t find it I wouldn’t mind sending it to you! or maybe Ulta has it, I haven’t checked yet.
        yeah this palette is so so inexpensive, even though the shades look quite similar on the eyes, it’s still a good palette to have for when you need those kinds of shades πŸ™‚

        • August 13, 2019 / 12:54 am

          That’s so sweet of you to offer! I’ll check the next time I’m near our local drugstore.
          I hope they start releasing more 12 pan palettes, those are the palettes I want now!

          • August 14, 2019 / 8:43 am

            It’s no problem! πŸ€—
            Yes they really should release more. I cannot wait to see what else they will be releasing. I feel like at this point they already have released every color for their monochromatic palettes, lol. I need to see something else, something a bit more exciting.

  7. July 30, 2019 / 11:45 am

    This palette looks like so much fun and I love the looks! I do agree though that you’re not going to get much contrast with so many similar toned shades. The darkest shade isn’t even that dark. But like you said, it’s $12 for really pigmented shadows so πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. Shame about the glitter. I usually stay away from really chunky glitters – they just look so intimidating and messy!

    • August 4, 2019 / 12:54 am

      That’s always my comment when I review these monochromatic palettes, the shades don’t look all that different unfortunately πŸ™
      Rossy from ayrgalaxy gave me some tips for working with the glitter so I’m going to see if I can make Palooza work for me. We’ll see if it can be done! Thanks for reading!

      • August 4, 2019 / 1:08 pm

        Well regardless it’s fun to play with color, and with ColourPop you’re doing it at an amazing price so maybe we shouldn’t all be too critical πŸ˜πŸ˜‰.

        • August 6, 2019 / 9:00 pm

          Yes good point! πŸ˜‚

  8. July 30, 2019 / 10:13 am

    This is such a summery palette! β˜€οΈ I love the looks you created with it, especially look 1, yellow really suits you. 😊 I definitely see what you mean though with some of the shades being really similar, I think I’d struggle coming up with 3 different looks too.

    • August 4, 2019 / 12:51 am

      Thank you! I wish I had discovered yellow eyeshadow sooner, I would have started wearing it years ago πŸ™‚
      I probably won’t buy more yellow because I’m set with these shades. Thanks for reading!

  9. July 30, 2019 / 12:31 am

    The matte eyeshadow look is my favourite! πŸ’› All the swatches and images I’ve seen of this palette are stunning but I just don’t feel like yellow would suit my complexion. It would have been cool to see the best yellow shades from this palette mixed with a few of the more unique ones from Orange You Glad to create more of a warm toned palette that’s not monochromatic.

    • August 4, 2019 / 12:50 am

      Orange would probably really go well with yellow! I didn’t get the Orange you glad palette but I could try mixing it with the SOL palette for a similar effect.
      Thanks for reading!

      • August 4, 2019 / 1:43 am

        Ooh that’s a good idea!

  10. July 29, 2019 / 10:56 am

    The palette is very lovely and the looks you created are gorgeous, but I can kinda see how that brown shade does look a little too light to create any kind of smoked out look and you are right some of the shades do like similar to one another.

    • July 29, 2019 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you! That brown is definitely not deep enough, I don’t know why they didn’t make it a little darker πŸ˜• But it’s still a fun summery palette!

  11. July 29, 2019 / 9:27 am

    I love the looks you did with this! I thought all of the looks would kind of turn out looking the same because how different can you make yellows look? But they actually all look unique!
    I wouldn’t get this for myself because yellows look strange on me and I don’t think half the shades would even show up well on my skin tone, but I love the way it looks on other people! Surprised you’re not getting the new orange one to round out your collection!

    • July 29, 2019 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you! I guess they do look a little different, the mix of different finishes helps to change it up a bit. I completely understand, some shades just aren’t great for some of us. I can’t do red shadow at all.
      I just felt that the orange palette was already so similar to the Sol palette, I didn’t want to buy it just for the sake of reviewing it when I can probably dupe all the shades. I have some oranges in my Morphe 35M palette too πŸ€” Thank you for reading! 😊

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